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Latina

or la·ti·na

[ luh-tee-nuh, la- ]
/ ləˈti nə, læ- /
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adjective
of or relating to females of Latin American origin or descent, especially those living in the United States: My mother is Latina.She will be the company’s first Latina CEO.
noun
a woman of Latin American origin or descent, especially one living in the United States.
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Compare Latino, Latin@, Latinx. See also Hispanic.

Origin of Latina

First recorded in 1970–75; from Spanish (United States), feminine of Latino

historical usage of Latina

See Latinx.
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British Dictionary definitions for Latina

Latina
/ (Italian laˈtiːna) /

noun
a city in W central Italy, in Lazio: built as a planned town in 1932 on reclaimed land of the Pontine Marshes. Pop: 107 898 (2001)Former name (until 1947): Littoria
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